Local briefs – October 29

Lacombe police are looking for those responsible for stealing more than a dozen flat-screen televisions from area recreational vehicle dealerships between September and Thanksgiving.

Flat-screen TVs stolen

Lacombe police are looking for those responsible for stealing more than a dozen flat-screen televisions from area recreational vehicle dealerships between September and Thanksgiving.

Const. Steve Murray of Lacombe Police Services said on Wednesday that the most recent theft occurred on the Thanksgiving weekend when several recreational vehicles had 11 flat-screen televisions stolen from them.

Someone broke into a fenced compound and stole 26-inch Toshibas, Viewsonics and RCA models.

All serial numbers were reported to police.

Another RV dealership in a Lacombe rural area was broken into at the end of September and more televisions were stolen.

Anyone with information on the thefts is urged to phone police at 403-782-3279 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Thieves on the loose

Business break-ins at several Lacombe locations late Sunday kept police running with officers and a police dog searching in vain for the culprits.

Const. Steve Murray of Lacombe Police Services said on Wednesday that the initial alarm sounded at 10:30 p.m. at the Lacombe Centre Mall.

During that investigation, another alarm came from the English Estates Centre in north Lacombe.

Two minutes after responding to that call, they found the front glass door had been smashed and an internal door forced open.

The culprits were reported to have fled before anything was stolen.

A police service dog from Red Deer attended but couldn’t track because the suspects fled in a vehicle.

A third alarm sounded at 11:19 p.m. at an office building in the downtown core and then a fourth alarm three minutes later at a business on Hwy 2A in south Lacombe.

When police arrived at the fourth alarm, glass was still falling out of the door.

Once again, the police dog couldn’t track the culprits.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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A nomination package is available at www.education.alberta.ca by clicking on for teachers and then Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 5, 2010.

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Award recipients will be honoured at a dinner and ceremony with the minister of education on May 29 in Calgary.

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